Ingenious Eugenius Birch

No. 58 July 2018

The genius of Eugenius Birch 

Kathryn Ferry investigates the story of one of the great Victorian pier designers, born 1818. 

The Victorian Society at sixty: where are we now? 

Our chairman, Prof Hilary Grainger, considers the identity of the Vic Soc after six decades. 

Building in models 

Matthew Wells on understanding Victorian architectural models. 

Nominations for the Top Ten Endangered list 

Harriet Lawrence says it is time to support the cause of endangered Victorian buildings. 

Our anti-ugly crusader 

Michael Hall on the late Gavin Stamp: one of the Victorian Society's greatest champions. 

House notes: Mind the step! 

Moses Jenkins gives advice on the repair of approach steps. 

Casework

An update on the Society's recent casework 

Case Study: Kew's Temperate House 

Book reviews 

Nonconformist Chapels, The Victorian Church, Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass and the new Pevsner for Yorkshire West Riding. 

News and views 

Thomas Hardy's architectural imagination, the Kelmscott Manor project and learning from the past. 

Living Victorians: Green Lane Public Library and Baths 

Joe Holyoak reports on the final phase of restoration of a listed library and bath complex, now a mosque.